Working with Adolescents Who Practice Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Originally produced by SUNY PDP Department of Media Production and broadcast from the OCFS studio on November 3rd, 2011 as a live televised training event, under contract with SUNY Stony Brook and sponsored by OCFS's Bureau of Training.
Objectives: Following this one and a half hour training, attendees will be able to:
- Define non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and its prevalence, associated behaviors, risk groups and function in children and adolescents.
- Identify the individual and environmental factors that may predispose youth to engage in NSSI.
- Articulate the relationship between NSSI and suicide-related behavior.
- Identify common behavioral and attitudinal symptoms of NSSI behavior as well as helpful and non-helpful responses to NSSI disclosure.
- Use “respectful curiosity” (which will be defined in the session and which generally refers to a fusion of empathy and questioning aimed at increasing client comfort and caseworker knowledge about the particularities of client NSSI practices) and other helpful strategies in responding to NSSI disclosure.
- Identify common treatment and intervention approaches.
Registration for this course is handled through STARS. You must first have your SDC or Training Coordinator nominate you before you can access the materials.